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Is the haunted house back?

August 22, 2012 Due to overwhelming requests, I would like to have the haunted house again this year. In order to do so, many helping hands are needed. more »»

Local executive chef offers a treat for the tastebuds

August 15, 2012 Chautauqua Institution is known for its wonderful speakers, great music and theater, good conversation — and fine dining? Probably not. more »»

What do we say to Veronica Moser-Sullivan?

August 8, 2012 Veronica died in a flurry of 5.56 mm rifle fire, 6-years-old but instantly no longer going on 7. She had committed no crime, offended no sensibility and threatened no one. more »»

10 different schools in 12 years

August 1, 2012 In depression years many lost their homes. Taxes were so high. I was 7-years-old when my dad started working for other farmers. As a result I lived in a different community each yea. more »»

End the corruption between Congress and business

August 1, 2012 Letter to the editor of the Westfield Republican, Voters must assure themselves that those they elect have integrity and understanding of their public responsibility. more »»


August 1, 2012 Black wings flapping uselessly, Struggling brings exhaustion. A morning flight for worms Has left the crow trapped, His foot caught between a Roof siding and a wooden plank. more »»

Skate park closed too often

July 25, 2012 We are only part time residents, so maybe this is irrelevant. more »»

Tribute to Cody Green, USMC

July 25, 2012 Dear Editor, I submit this tribute to Cody Green and the USMC as an after the Fourth article, particularly for the senior citizens who don’t have access to computers or Facebook. more »»

At the Hands of Man

July 25, 2012 Have we brung our own demise? Will the planet end at the hands of man? Will our want for a pleasure cruise Fan the fuel of our demise? We always try to watch the skies For any hint of asteroids But... more »»

Lost Alumni Muse

July 11, 2012 Almost time to close the doors Time again to kick me out No more time to spend at Ron’s Musing on the upcoming reunion Wondering how many alumni will show up Faces I haven’t seen in years Reminded... more »»

Is parenthood worth it?

July 4, 2012 Young man, pacing back and forth In that hospital’s waiting room, Sweating bullets like no tomorrow. Young nurse comes though the door. more »»

Fathers’ Day Lament

June 27, 2012 Sitting here on my cajones In front of my cone honeys Still here putting pen to page Of come to age each after Ides To start the summer season off With a Fathers’ Day weekend holiday Not the kind... more »»

Memories of Fathers’ Day

June 27, 2012 I thought today was Fathers’ Day I went to church expecting sons Found that I’m a week ahead Called my boys to stay in bed Well the thoughts of dads were in my head I might as well put them to page... more »»

Fathers’ Day Lament Too

June 20, 2012 Fifty-eight and a week or so Didn’t get the gift I sought To have my sons on Father’s day At church with me, but came to naught No appears or trace or call No response from them at all One daughter... more »»

Father’s Eve Lament

June 20, 2012 Near early eve of Fathers’ Day Sitting on some Holy steps Pondering now what to do That dinner plans have just dissolved No birthday eats for me and Ty The timing’s not right for Uncle Dick So I’ll... more »»

Marriage discussion drowned in emotions

June 6, 2012 Marriage discussion drowned in emotions Letter to the Editor of the Westfield Republican Factual discussion of same sex marriage has been drowned in a sea of emotional fur. more »»

Don remembered

June 6, 2012 Sitting on Don Nash’s bench Remembering the loss of a friend Taken by bus over a year ago And comes to mind each Memorial Day I come to sit as oft I can When there’s not much searing sun Because... more »»

Westfield Post Office takes part in ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ drive

May 30, 2012 On Saturday, May 12, the Westfield Post Office again participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” program which benefits the Westfield Food Pantry. more »»

White hawk memories

May 30, 2012 Sitting in Duos abode the park After all of the Festivities are at an end All the lost are memorialized And everyone’s hunger satisfied Sit on only bench in shade This respite from the blazing sun... more »»

Memorial afternoon muse

May 30, 2012 Sitting in Duos abode the park After all of the Festivities are at an end All the lost are memorialized And everyone’s hunger satisfied Sit on only bench in shade This respite from the blazing sun... more »»



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